I've gone through and read pretty much every thread on the denim choices that most everyone is into now, and have decided that I want to try out a pair of the APC Standard of a pair of the Nudies that everyone is getting (I think RR Dry or something like this). My question is though more about size. I read through the sizing thread with results from actual measuring, but am still a bit unsure about which sizes to get. I'm 6'1" and about 155-160 lbs, which leaves me with a 31" waist and 33" hips. My two current "nice" pairs of jeans are Levi Premium which are 32/32 (32" actual waist) and Diesel (forget the cut, straight leg) that are 31/34 with a 32" measured waist as well. These both fit fine, a bit tight since I wear them on my hips area where it is more like 33", but it is ok, a little bit bigger would be ok but not very much smaller would work. My inseam is about 33" ideal - the 32" are a tad too short, but look fine, the 34" are a tad too big. The APCs come small as I've seen, so I was thinking about 29 or 30, but am worried about shrinkage once I actually wash them - would they get too small then? Same with the nudies - The ones measured in the measurement thread seemed ok with a 16.25" waist but after wash shrunk to 15". Basically I am just looking for sizing suggestions and how to deal with the issue of length/big in waist while waiting to wash them for the first time - is hemming an option if the inseam is a bit long, or is it best just to deal with it and expect the shrinkage?
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4/28/05 at 2:29am